Saturday, 29 April 2017

An Ordinary Poem

I have joined a 28 day poetry challenge.
Today we write one about an ordinary thing from our day.

The Book Case.

I felt like going to the library today
today I returned some books
books delight me but on the way
way was interrupted by a surprise
surprise for me at the charity shop 
shop invited me to stop
stop and look
look at me and see the potential
potential to organise 
organise my books and art stuff
stuff that is strewn around
around and around go the thoughts
thoughts of how to get it home
hone organsied
organised my thoughts to buy
buy the book case
bookcase is now home.

Well- that was fun and quick and easy.
It is in a form I learned about last October during my 1st 28 day poetry challenge.

Co-incidentally I came across a poetry workshop that is happening next month... four hours focus, so I signed up for is with a real live poet, rather than online.
The same people are alos offering a short course on creative writing- on a sense of place...put my name down for that.
It will make a change to just write, rather than facilitate like I do at the creative writing group in the local library

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Rose porridge and poetry

I came across a recipe for rose porridge and wondered where to save it.
Her blog had other rose recipes and it seemed so creative that I had the idea to save it here, which means I may well be having this for breakfast sometime soon.

Better put coconut on the shopping list- and honey.

Jenafer Joy is offering a 28 day poetry project and I signed up today and wrote my 1st poem within a few minutes.

I intend one a day for 28 days.

You can join in too...there is a free option

the promise to write a poem a day.
what is a promise but a say I will
what is a poem but a run of words
I say, I write, I illustrate with words of wonder
and hope to script the return of magic

Saturday, 15 April 2017


I wonder about saving interesting links  on my blog...articles that inspire me, capture my imagination.

This is one about a woman who now makes a living from PENCILS.

Could not find a way to get her updates- so saving it here.

And here is the article that has more about pencils.

I ordered some pencils from either ebay or amazon, that had an option for your own lettering on each pencil.
I chose I AM Love, I AM Light...and have those words on pink, white and purple pencils

Inside one of the last pencil factories in America

Tuesday, 11 April 2017


There seem to be gaps where I do not write here.
I came today to post a link to a website that I want to return to again and again.

I am drawn to the

Ilise Greenstein The Sister Chapel section in particular.

and love the Bee Chapel too.

I have just registered for an international card swap via jessica brogans site, and have begun altering a set of playing cards.
It is the 1st time doing anything like this.

My first card, gold acrylic, then added a piece of a musical score looks a bit I hope things improve visually over the next 53 cards,

We all send our set to her, she mixes them up and we get a new set ....

I am also painting with Desiree East and actually put paint to canvas last month...and now I also have an easel